Music maestro Tim Minchin is back on our soundwaves with unreleased tracks on his new album Apart Together, and we’re saying Christmas has indeed come early.
Combining elements of musical magic, with nostalgic tones married to indie feels. The album's release follows the exceptional performance streamed from Sydney’s Trackdown Studios. Minchin’s ability to capture moments, weaving detailed images andscenes, commenting on a situation, makes you think "I wish I could do that". Capturing the essence of moments that we, always moving forward, tend to bypass. However the work is even more poignant, reflecting on the year that was and how in tune we, or rather many, were forced to face.
Minchin reflects, “I had no idea what this record was going to be about, and - having written for many years in many styles and with many different political, comedic and theatrical motives - the experience of just writing what I was feeling seemed pretty scary! But I’m very happy with the record we’ve made. It reflects my obsession with time, words, and with finding the beauty in the harsh realities of our lives. It is sometimes sad and sometimes grand and often whimsical and every now and then, though I try to resist it, pretty silly.”
Daniel Denholm produced and co-orchestrated Apart Together and a video collaboration with Tee Ken Ng. Minchin shines on The Absence Of You, at first seated by the piano and then the somewhat anthemic quality of the chorus, blended with strings. A truly magical creation.
The messages present, such as in Carry You, present us with honest, relatable moments that ring true. In a cool, idiosyncratic, fun and humorous way. Listening to the complete album you feel as if you could look up and see the performer pushing emotion you would find in a concert setting. The ability to do this is unique and truly enthralling.